ENCINO MUNI G.C. - 10/08/2020 An encouraging 20-Player field marked our biggest turn-out so far in this difficult 2020-2021 Season. Jeff Sable posted a tidy 79 Gross, 64 Net to top the money list with $58 gleaned from his First Places in Porter Low Gross, Low Net, & Partners plus a half-share of birdie booty. And speaking of birdie loot, Craig Fehrman double-dipped for a $56 payout. Burman Deshautelle's sizzling 73 Gross led all scorers to collect $34 from the Super Low Gross award and a solo tweeter. The final birdie half-share had Tom Knickerbockers' name on it along with his 2nds in Porter Low Gross and Partners for a $27 take. The day's Low Putts at 28 pops and the Super Low Gross runner-up spot paid out $26 to Brian Oblak. Three players each extracted identical $11 sums from the wager pots, Paul Venetos tied for 2nds in both Partners & Putts, John Moskoff tied for 2nds in Net & Partners and Marilou Miller likewise tied for 2nds in Net & Partners. A pair of $8 payouts found Miguel Romero tied for 2nd Low Putts and Bill "Boom-Boom" Lewis paired with Mr. Sable in Partners 1st Place. Mike Belson and Jimmy Dodds joined that 3-way cluster tied for Partners 2nd Place worth a token Three Bucks apiece.
BUENAVENTURA G.C. - 10/15/2020 Our Thursday Golf Group continues to exhibit a resurgent vitality with another 5 Foursome turn-out. Tom Knickerbocker topped the money winners list at $76 after posting a solid 78 Gross that tallied 1st Places in both Porter Low Gross and Partners plus a tie for 2nd Low Net, a solo birdie payout, and 1/3 share of another tweeter. The Low Net winner was Bruce Simon with his own solo birdie that boosted his take to $48. Low Round of the Day was Burman Deshautelle's 4-Over-Par 74 that captured the Super Low Gross award by a single shot and earned $41 when added to his own solo birdie and a Partners 2nd Place. Brian Oblak posted the day's Low Putts total (29), took the Super Gross runner-up spot, and a 1/3 birdie share to pocket $34. Craig Fehrman turned a pair of ties for 2nds in Porter Gross and Low Net along with a Partners 3rd Place into a $16 take home. With the runner-up spots in both Putts and Partners Marilou Miller claimed $15. Mark Vaughan joined Mr. Fehrman in that tie for Porter Gross runner-up and then "The Knick" to win Partners for a $12 total. The final participant in that 3-way birdie split worth $10 each was Bob Stone. The wager pots were emptied with a closing $4 to Val Mayer in Partners 3rd Place leaving the remaining 8 competitors and 2 Member Qualifiers rewarded only with a pleasant day away from the scorching heat of the SF Valley.
OLIVAS LINKS G.C. - 10/22/2020: In an equitable distribution of the wager pot proceeds this week's winner's tally sheet displays 11 of the day's 14 competitors' names topped by John Moskoff's $41 accumulated from 1st Places in both Low Net and Low Putts, a 1/3 share of birdie booty and tie for Partners 2nd Place. Tom Knickerbocker follows with $38 amassed from the Porter Low Gross award, ties for 2nd in both Net and Putts, a Partners 1st Place, and likewise a piece of that 3-way shared birdie. Brian Oblak captured the Super Low Gross and added a solo birdie award to his resume for a $30 total. Another $30 sum found Bob Stone as the Porter Gross runner-up with his own solo tweeter. The third solo birdie paid out $24 to Paul Venetos while the third name on that share birdie was Craig Fehrman who added a tie for Low Putts to pocket $12. Ten Bucks found Jimmy Dodds' wallet recognizing his tie for 3rd Net and Partners 1st Place. Marilou Miller's pair of 2nd Place ties in both Net & Partners paid out $7 while Jeff Sable's and Bruce Simon's ties for Partners 2nd shelled out just $3 apiece and the runner-up spot in Super Gross sent a modest $2 to recently anointed new member, Tony Giapapas.
WESTLAKE G.C. - 10/29/2020: This sporty layout continues to be a popular venue with another 20 player turn-out that boosted the wager pot payouts. Bruce Simon's $55 topped that list after he marked "across the board" in every wager category, a solo birdie award, 2nds in Porter Low Gross, Partners & Low Putts and a Low Net 3rd Place. Tom Knickerbocker parlayed a trifecta of First Places in Porter Low Gross, Low Net, and Partners into a $45 take. The "designated" birdie Hole #17 produced an unusual 4-way split led by Marilou Miller's dynamic deuce plus her Partners 1st Place & Low Net 2nd that produced a $35 payout while the other 3 shareholders, Jimmy Dodds, Bill Lewis, and Miguel Romero each pocketed just a $16 share. The remaining solo birdie payout sent $30 to Tony Giapapas. With the winning Low Putts total of 28 and a Partners 3rd Place, John Moskoff realized $23. In the single digit dollar dole-outs Mark Vaughan got $9 from a tie for Porter Gross runner-up & Partners 2nd Place, Brian Oblak accepted $8 for the Super Low Gross award but was shut out elsewhere, Ron Troncatty got $4 as Super Gross runner-up, and Val Mayer earned $3 for a Partners 3rd Place finish.